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Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Bikewolf

Hail, but no shelter

Has anyone ever gotten into a hailstorm with no immediate shelter nearby? Maybe add thunder, lightning and heavy rain in the mix ...
How painful was your experience? Or, what does one do?
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By Bikewolf

True. And in the end one can only control so...

True. And in the end one can only control so much. But that's the adventure of life on wheels ;-)
05-09-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Bikewolf

That’s a nice message, thank you for sharing. ...

That’s a nice message, thank you for sharing.

Love is the only brand that matters I’d add. 'njoy and keep riding everyone!
05-09-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,291
Posted By Bikewolf

Gotta love the 'analog' bikes still very much,...

Gotta love the 'analog' bikes still very much, yeah :-)

It is a bit strange that some people – young people too – are now hesitant to ride a regular bicycle out of fear (fatigue). Because an...
05-09-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,291
Posted By Bikewolf

3 e-bikes? Wow. So you switch between each of...

3 e-bikes? Wow. So you switch between each of them then?
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By Bikewolf

Exactly. Maintenance is key. Especially in winter...

Exactly. Maintenance is key. Especially in winter "listening" to your bike (+ checking, even cleaning your bike) is a smart routine.

# Kiss your bike and she'll always bring you home (to paradise)
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By Bikewolf

Great tip. Thought about doing the same. But for...

Great tip. Thought about doing the same. But for now, personally, I use one main (non-studded) bike, and keep one (studded) winter bike on stand-by.

Having a spare wheelset sure is useful and adds...
05-08-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Bikewolf

A nice saying about cycling

Coincidentally, being at my local bike shop I noticed a beer coaster (no beer though ;-). With a nice saying: "Happiness is a good bike and a good pair of legs."

What I like about cycling is that...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By Bikewolf

Enjoy your retirement. I used to use public...

Enjoy your retirement.

I used to use public transport (good connection and cheap), but it was getting boring. Not long and I also cycled during the winter. Cycling is healthy, fun and makes...
02-21-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By Bikewolf

Layering this winter

Sometimes you don't have the experience yet.

I once bought a lightweight but insulated cycling jacket (softshell) - Primaloft. With the intention of using it on very cold days. But in practice I...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Bikewolf

Saddle good, cover bad

I used to cover my saddle with a bike gel seat cover. With the idea of sitting more comfortably while cycling; it would help absorb the shocks. Not always a good idea ...

I experienced saddle pain...
02-04-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Bikewolf

That’s how we all learn ;-) Insulation layer...

That’s how we all learn ;-)

Insulation layer is key. That’s the layer you have to figure out, play with. It’s amazing how much one thin wool layer can do, yes!

Layering is smart, removing...
01-26-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Bikewolf

A little winter game

Commuting in winter.
Do you always get it 100% right in terms of layering, clothing (whatever stuff you wear, whatever budget)? Maybe you don’t care, or maybe you look at it as a fun challenge every...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By Bikewolf

AND/OR have a backup pair is a good tip too....

AND/OR have a backup pair is a good tip too. (Maybe some hand warmers too.)
01-24-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,053
Posted By Bikewolf

I can only speak in a commuting context, but it...

I can only speak in a commuting context, but it is true that shoe covers do wear out quickly so you may not want to throw too much money there.
Do you really need cycling shoes? Maybe, when it is...
01-24-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,028
Posted By Bikewolf

There is ice, and there is ice. Sometimes tracks...

There is ice, and there is ice. Sometimes tracks can form (due to traffic), winding ice lines with different heights like a rocky landscape. And that is no fun :-/

Although, it does make things...
01-24-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Bikewolf

Can’t you make your "thin + thick base layer"...

Can’t you make your "thin + thick base layer" work with a (new) shell jacket, by adding a midlayer (e.g. fleece)? That, and of course taking very much care of your extremities.
01-24-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By Bikewolf

And you know, winter cycling is even more of an...

And you know, winter cycling is even more of an art on a non-workday :-))
01-24-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By Bikewolf

Mesh is not the new cold weather fabric...

Mesh is not the new cold weather fabric (structure) because it’s been around at least since the 1950’s ;-)

But I hear you: improvement is ever possible! And when it comes to liners, I can write a...
01-08-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By Bikewolf

When in doubt, go larger. Especially true for...

When in doubt, go larger. Especially true for winter cycling gloves. Maybe you can compare the Endura size with the size of gloves you have?

Bye the bye, review videos are not always great.
E.g....
12-05-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,449
Posted By Bikewolf

Size is key: do not use your regular glove...

Size is key: do not use your regular glove (size), go larger. My experience is that it is especially important that the liner is not too tight in the glove, allow the liner a little bit of air.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 117,223
Posted By Bikewolf

That, and ghost riders :troll:.

That, and ghost riders :troll:.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By Bikewolf

[ hsuBM ] Desk job, yes. It's not...

[ hsuBM ]

Desk job, yes.

It's not winter yet so I can't say much more now.

But my strategy is the following: Unfortunately I can't take a shower at work, but if I sweat (e.g. neck or skull)...
10-01-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Bikewolf

Flow

Twistedpoly (Nejc Polovsak, Slovenia) wanted to bridge his two passions: his creative side as a digital artist and the love for bikes.

https://vimeo.com/460066424

’njoy!
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 117,223
Posted By Bikewolf

Getting pretty dark in the mornings now. ...

Getting pretty dark in the mornings now.

This morning, looking ahead, I noticed an obstacle in semi-darkness. My first thought was that it was an unlucky small animal (bunny). But once I was...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,071
Posted By Bikewolf

Anything that saves lives gets a green light from...

Anything that saves lives gets a green light from me :-)

Thanks for the cool vid
Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,116
Posted By Bikewolf

For average commuting purposes, it can be fun to...

For average commuting purposes, it can be fun to wear shorts (be it a stretch jeans or something else) with long sweatpants on top. Especially in the fall when it starts to get cool in the morning...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By Bikewolf

[ BobbyG] Indeed. I may change into a fresh...

[ BobbyG]

Indeed. I may change into a fresh shirt, but that’s pretty much the situation. However, I can and do keep a cheap but cozy fleece at the office (even a hat). I believe it helps simply...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,551
Posted By Bikewolf

UnderDawgAl: brave of you to start over. Just...

UnderDawgAl: brave of you to start over. Just keep rollin’ and feed the forum once in a while yep.

--

How fast do you ride during your commute?

Something in between. Average about 20 kph...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,577
Posted By Bikewolf

No damage to your spirt yet, I notice :-) Keep...

No damage to your spirt yet, I notice :-)
Keep it up and ‘njoy!

Over the years, I’ve been lucky to get me a spare bike. In winter, his name is Spikey.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By Bikewolf

So right. Thanks for sharing your experience. On...

So right. Thanks for sharing your experience. On an average cold winter day, I wear a base layer, a shirt, a fleece, and a thin jacket. Not too heavy!
I do carry a packable emergency layer.

This...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By Bikewolf

How to deal with motionless moments?

In motion staying warm is easy. But, in winter, what to do when your activity levels drop? E.g. early morning chill, coldness at your destination (work)

Obviously one can drink something warm and...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By Bikewolf

Not knowing any better, when commuting I used to...

Not knowing any better, when commuting I used to wear jeans and still do actually, stretchy jeans that is. However, any new shorts is a more active (outdoor) synthetic piece now. More comfortable!...
07-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Bikewolf

... or consider a used bike that is affordable...

... or consider a used bike that is affordable and good enough to have fun with.
07-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,028
Posted By Bikewolf

It can be done.

It can be done.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bikewolf

Thanks for sharing your vid. Keep rollin’ and...

Thanks for sharing your vid.
Keep rollin’ and stay safe.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bikewolf

Stinging nettles juice for your bike lock ;-)

Stinging nettles juice for your bike lock ;-)
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,961
Posted By Bikewolf

You may try the Living Car Free section...

You may try the Living Car Free section (https://www.bikeforums.net/living-car-free/) for insight (even if you’re not excluding other means).

Obviously using a bike as a primary means of...
07-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,558
Posted By Bikewolf

Respect! Thanks for sharing your story. Nice...

Respect!

Thanks for sharing your story. Nice photo too. Sweet bike, love the color scheme.
06-30-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bikewolf

Fascinating. But this usually is the time when I...

Fascinating. But this usually is the time when I start thinking about winter. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By Bikewolf

Your bike is counting on you and vice versa, so...

Your bike is counting on you and vice versa, so take care.

Prevention helps! But yeah, when you get a flat or chain breaks basic knowledge is a plus; especially when no immediate rescue is...
06-08-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,054
Posted By Bikewolf

I use a toothbrush as it is somewhat more...

I use a toothbrush as it is somewhat more versatile, not a stick.
And sometimes a thermos of piss :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bikewolf

Thanks for all feedback thus far. Great tips too....

Thanks for all feedback thus far. Great tips too. Now I’m wondering if I could incorporate cold packs ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bikewolf

UPF50+ arm sleeves, experience?

What are your thoughts on UPF50+ arm sleeves? Experience?

Are they useful, do they work or make a real difference (effectiveness)? Arm sleeves vs. sun protection spray? How long do they offer...
05-25-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,367
Posted By Bikewolf

As a precaution, also check your chain (wear and...

As a precaution, also check your chain (wear and tear, or damage).
05-17-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,430
Posted By Bikewolf

Rab is another brand that sells these. Indeed,...

Rab is another brand that sells these. Indeed, these "liner" gloves are too thick for cycling gloves size 12 (XXL) :.-(
04-19-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Bikewolf

Having a bike comes with the obligation to ride...

Having a bike comes with the obligation to ride da beast.

I’m careful about scratches, of course. But I accept them. Because you cannot avoid them 100%, and ... it adds character.
I do add bits...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By Bikewolf

Big size glove brands?

Can anyone recommend a brand name that makes cycling gloves beyond size 11 (XXL)?
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Bikewolf

Thank you for all your comments. After using...

Thank you for all your comments.

After using the brand’s re-proofer product, I let my rain clothing dry at room temperature. Thought that’d do the trick. But as I kinda guessed you really need to...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Bikewolf

I'm talking about re-proofing a rain jacket.

I'm talking about re-proofing a rain jacket.
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